Aussie tennis player's brilliant roast of Australian Open rivals

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Australian tennis player Ellen Perez has taken a jab at Bernard Tomic's girlfriend Vanessa Sierra in a video filmed in her own hotel quarantine. Pictures: Twitter/Getty Images
Australian tennis player Ellen Perez has taken a jab at Bernard Tomic's girlfriend Vanessa Sierra in a video filmed in her own hotel quarantine. Pictures: Twitter/Getty Images

Aussie tennis star Ellen Perez has taken a dig at her fellow Aus Open colleagues complaining about quarantine conditions in a social media video.

More than 70 of the 1200-string contingent of players, coaches and other staff have been forced into strict 14-day quarantine with no permission to train after positive coronavirus cases were detected on their flights to Australia.

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This has caused many to hit out at the conditions with Kazakh star Yulia Putintseva one of the more vocal visitors.

Vanessa Sierra, currently quarantining in a Melbourne hotel room with tennis player Bernard Tomic, was also slammed earlier this week for her complaints about the food they were eating and a lack of luxuries on offer.

After the uproar, 25-year-old Perez has taken to social media and mocked those complaining about 14 days quarantine.

In the video, Perez jumps in the bathtub and complains about having no fresh air to breathe under water.

A clear dig at Putintseva who earlier in the week held up a sign claiming: “We need fresh air to breathe”.

“My body is just aching and there is no better way to recover than a recovery swim,” Perez said in the video.

“Guys, it is just so hard to breathe in here. There’s no air. I can’t live like this. I can’t do this.

“And, look at my hair. I’m going to have to wash it on my own now.

“What a disaster this is.”

Ellen Perez, pictured here at the Newcombe Medal night in 2018.
Ellen Perez (R) at the Newcombe Medal night in 2018. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The reference to washing her hair was also a dig at Sierra, who complained she had to wash her own hair.

Fans on social media shared a laugh at the skit.

Perez is quarantining in Melbourne after being involved in the Dubai drama.

After showing Covid-19 symptoms, she missed her flight into Australia only to jump on an 11th hour flight and make it in time to quarantine for the Australian Open.

Conor McGregor hits out at Aus Open stars

Amidst the furore, UFC star McGregor has urged the world’s tennis stars to “get their act together.”

Currently quarantining in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 257, McGreger called for some perspective.

“I am surprised the tennis players would be kicking up,” McGregor said during an interview with The Project on Wednesday night.

“We have got to correct ourselves here, you know. There is a lot going on. There is at lot at risk. It is everyone’s duty here on this Earth to do what they can.

“To get to compete in such a prestigious tennis tournament or any tournament, a two-week lockdown prior they should welcome that with open arms.

“I would urge the tennis players to get their act together.”

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